Lesbian couple asked to leave Raleigh mall after kissing

October 18th, 2010 by Staff

RALEIGH, NC (WRAL/WBTV) – A lesbian couple say they were forced to leave a mall in Raleigh because they were spotted kissing in public.

Caitlin Breedlove says she and her girlfriend had finished eating lunch and were sitting on a bench, WRAL reported.

They had their arms around each other and had kissed briefly on the cheek when a security guard approached them, she told WRAL.

The guard told them that “being affectionate” was “inappropriate” and asked them to leave, WRAL reported.

Breedlove told WRAL that the guard added, “No one wants to see that at Cameron Village.”

Breedlove, who is the co-director of Southerners on New Ground, says she asked the security guard if they would be asked to leave if the two were a man and a woman and that the guard replied “no.”

The officer had not received other complaints about them, Breedlove told WRAL.

After the incident, the couple went into the restaurant, where they had just eaten lunch.

“They were distraught when they came back in here,” said Dan Palatucci manager of the restaurant Flying Biscuit. Palatucci took the issue to Cameron Village Management.

York Properties, which manages Cameron Village, did not comment and said a representative for Cameron Village was out of the office, WRAL reported.

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